Brede Hangeland’s agent has played down Fulham manager Martin Jol’s suggestion that the defender is close to signing a new deal at the club.
Hangeland arrived at Craven Cottage in 2008 and has been a key player for the west London club.
But Fulham fear the 31-year-old will not sign a new deal, which means they could risk losing their captain on a free transfer.
While Hangeland’s agent admits that negotiations are still ongoing, he believes that the longer it takes for a deal to be struck, the likelihood of the Norwegian international’s departure increases.
Rune Hauge told reporters: “We are still negotiating. We will see in one or three months.
“But the longer it takes to reach an agreement, the chance that he will stay is decreasing.”